Community placement transformation
(1)The state department shall undertake efforts to transform the state department’s process for clients attempting to receive long-term care in the community.
(2)In order to affirm Colorado’s commitment to the United States supreme court’s decision in Olmstead v. L.C., 527 U.S. 581 (1999), and to the federal “Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990”, 42 U.S.C. sec. 12101 et seq., as amended, and respond to the United States department of justice’s letter of findings, dated March 3, 2022, concerning the investigation of Colorado’s use of nursing facilities to serve adults with physical disabilities, the general assembly shall appropriate money to the state department in order to advance community placement and integration for individuals with disabilities.
(3)No later than January 2023, and January 2024, the state department shall report to the joint budget committee, the house of representatives public and behavioral health and human services committee, and the senate health and human services committee, or their successor committees, as part of its “State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act” hearing required by section 2-7-203. At a minimum, the report must include an analysis and recommendations on the following:
(a)The state department’s work and strategic planning regarding fulfilling Colorado’s commitment to the Olmstead decision to ensure community living;
(b)Programmatic decisions, analysis, and policy changes in accordance with the federal “Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990”, 42 U.S.C. sec. 12101 et seq., as amended; and
(c)Information regarding the state department’s coordination, programmatic or medicaid benefit changes, implementation of quality oversight strategies, and metrics around community integration.
(4)This section is repealed, effective July 1, 2025.
Section 25.5-6-116 — Community placement transformation - creation - report - repeal,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-25.5.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).